TUCSON, Ariz. — The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says
the response to the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school must
consist of more than regret, sorrow and condolence.
Mark Kelly said in a post on his Facebook page Friday that the children killed
at Sandy Hook Elementary School and all victims of gun violence deserve leaders
who are courageous enough to have a “meaningful discussion” about the nation’s
Kelly says the families of the victims and the entire Connecticut community are
in his and Giffords’ thoughts and prayers.
Giffords was nearly killed in a January 2011 shooting that killed six people
and wounded 13 at a meet-and-greet event outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store.
She was left partially blind with a paralyzed right arm and a brain injury.